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Man accused in Bleecker Street homicide appears in court

Omar Ortiz appears in Oneida County Court on November 7, 2018.

Utica police say 35-year-old Omar Ortiz shot and killed 25-year-old Deon Williams on June 28.

Posted: Dec. 14, 2018 11:40 AM
Updated: Dec. 14, 2018 1:05 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- The man accused of shooting a Utica man to death on Bleecker Street this past June appeared in Oneida County Court Friday.

Utica police say 35-year-old Omar Ortiz shot and killed 25-year-old Deon Williams on June 28.

Ortiz was slated to have an answer and argument hearing Friday morning, but instead further pre-trial hearings were scheduled.

He rejected a plea deal on December 3.

Ortiz was arrested in Pennsylvania after the alleged homicide, where police say he was responsible for committing additional crimes. 

His next court date is set for January 15.

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